Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted May 3, 2018
American Trails Staff
The objectives of the Missouri Riverfront Trail project are bringing people together, protecting natural resources, and enhancing the wellness and vitality of Platte County citizens and the region.
Conceived as an ecotourism destination, the trail enables exploration of the area by canoe or kayak, while providing an economic boost to surrounding rural communities.
A comprehensive look at the elements of greenways and their benefits to communities.
posted Apr 3, 2018
A survey on the urban trail through Denver, Commerce City, and Aurora, Colorado, indicated a lot of satisfaction among greenway users as well as suggestions for improvement.
The San Jose trail count provides data to support further development of the integrated trail network.
Carl Knoch with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)
The goal of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is to link communities along the ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline terrace of Utah's Wasatch Front.
The Crested Butte Nordic Council is developing a system of skiing trails in cooperation with private landowners that will connect towns and developments throughout the upper valley.
Results of discussion on trails along golf courses by a variety of trail managers. (2002-2005)
Are trails safe? How do they affect property values of adjacent residents?
This study indicates that multi-use trails are an amenity that helps sell homes, increases property values and improves the quality of life.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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